[Air-l] Re: Air-l digest, Vol 1 #546 - weak ties, great good place, & cyberspace

Uwe Matzat matzat at uni-duesseldorf.de
Tue Nov 12 10:03:24 PST 2002

Dear Mito,

here is some literature on the creation of ties in electronic groups 
that distinguishes between weak and strong ties. I include one of 
my own papers.

Hampton, Keith N. 2001. Living the Wired Life in the Wired Suburb: 
Netville, Glocalization and Civil Society.University of Toronto, 
Department of Sociology.
Matzat, Uwe. (accepted for publication). "Academic 
Communication and Internet Discussion Groups: Transfer of 
Information or Creation of Social Contacts?" Social Networks. (pre-
print: http://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/~matzat)
Teigland, Robin and McLure Wasko, Molly 2000. Creative ties and 
ties that bind. Examining the impact of weak ties on individual 
performance. paper presented at ICIS 2000 (International 
Conference on Information Systems), Brisbane, Australia.

Uwe Matzat

On 12 Nov 02, at 12:01, air-l-request at aoir.org wrote:
> Message: 3
> From: "mito akiyoshi" <sgz01570 at nifty.ne.jp>
> To: <air-l at aoir.org>
> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:51:44 -0600
> Organization: The University of Chicago
> Subject: [Air-l] weak ties, great good place, & cyberspace
> Reply-To: air-l at aoir.org
> Hi everyone,
> Does somebody know of publications that apply the notions of weak ties
> (Granovetter) and/or third place (Oldenburg) to understand ephemeral
> yet meaningful ties created in and around cyberspace? I began using
> these concepts to make sense of forms of sociality observed in
> communities (both "virtual" and offline) I am studying. I read a few
> papers that make reference to these concepts, But I do not know
> anything really good. Other than suggestions for readings, I
> appreciate your thoughts on this matter as well.
> Whoami> I am a doctoral student of sociology. I am working on a
> dissertation about uses of the Internet in Japan, I am particularly
> interested in the ways in which everyday people adopt and adapt to the
> Internet to maintain their personal communities.
> Thank you in advance,
> Mito Akiyoshi
> Department of Sociology
> The University of Chicago
> --__--__--

Uwe Matzat
Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut / Institute of Social Sciences
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf / University of Duesseldorf
Universitaetsstr. 1
40225 Duesseldorf
email: matzat at uni-duesseldorf.de

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